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Old 07-13-2008, 04:40 PM
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What bhappened to those beautiful Formula One planes running Super Tigre X-40s?

Where to go for resources on getting started in Pylon? I have a couple new in the box Fox 40 Quickee sport engines. Are they any good for the Quickee events?

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Old 07-13-2008, 11:04 PM
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The beautiful F-1s with Super Tigres turned into Beautiful Q40s with Nelsons an Jett 40s and much faster than the F-1s.

Your Fox quickie engines are obsolete. Not legal in sport quickie (424) and not competitive in fast quickie (428). Again Nelsons and Jetts and an occasional Profi in 428.

There are lots of good quickie events. Some in Washington.

Go here for info.

http://www.nmpra.org/

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AHH YES,OLD AND GOOD TIMES THOSE EVEN, I HAVE ONE X40 OF PREPARED FOR TERRY PRATHER NEW IN BOX.
AHH DAYS OF GLORY.
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You really can not compare a Formula One to a Q40. While F1 models were often works of art, the Q40 is just a quickie with a rounded fuselage and tapered wing.
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I have a little trouble seeing the Quickie in a Q40. They look more like a P51 to me than a Quickie and they are much smaller than a Quickie (I am assuming you mean 424/428 by Quickie).
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I think he's mostly referring to the exposed engine cylinder, and how easy they are to get running compared to F1's. With the carbon props, it's really not any harder to get a Q40 to go fast than it is a 428 quickie.

The finishes on a lot of the Q40's actually rival most of the F1's, but the F1's looked awesome with the clear canopy's/pilots, ect. Plus their larger size/weight made them fly better than Q40's. That's what I like about FAI F3D airplanes, they're bigger, faster, fly better, and are definitely A LOT harder to get going good compared to Q40. The challenge is fun.
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ORIGINAL: garys

The challenge is fun.
Well said - I can understand how you feel. I never was worth a damn at F1, but it was fun. I also liked QM15, experimenting with the props, etc, but that one's gone now, also.

With the molded composites and the engines & props we have available these days, it's pretty much buy & fly. The well matched planes do make for some great fun races, but some of the mystery is not there..

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Yep. Getting a fast 428 or 422 is basically plug and play. There's still a big difference in thumbs, but the airspeeds are very close. FAI isn't bad once you get a good setup, but finding that setup can be elusive, and once you have it, it's not hard to lose it if you look at it wrong...but there's nothing like coming into pylon 2 on a 58 second flight, at 200+mph and 30k+rpms.
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